Lion of St. Mark

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    Venetian, 17th or 18th century; the guilded winged lion is the symbol of St. Mark and the emblem of the City of Venice; this staute was removed from Venice by British Forces when they evacuated the Venetian fortress on Corfu in 1809. Click on the detail shot of this statue (in the next photo) to find out about the words on the book!

    At the Tower of London Castle, 7-19-11.

    Submitted to Photo Friday's "gold" theme 8-11-11.

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